You may recall from our recent article about New Hampshire that the State legislature was hearing marijuana policy proposals that would loosen the State’s regulations on the use of marijuana. Some of the bills that were up for discussion included language that would allow people authorized to use medicinal marijuana to grow their own plants at home and add Post Dramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Chronic Pain to the state’s qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use.
We have news on this from our friends at Marijuana Policy Project on this topic, and we are SO happy with the results!
New Hampshire Senate Committee Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession
HB 640 would reduce the penalty for simple marijuana possession from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil violation; a full Senate vote is expected next week
The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended version of HB 640 on Tuesday (3-2), bringing New Hampshire another step closer to becoming the final state in New England to decriminalize marijuana possession. The bill will now be considered by the full Senate and is expected to receive a vote on May 11.
The House overwhelmingly…